Global News Calgary launches the city's first television news and traffic helicopter


    CALGARY, April 10 /CNW/ - Global News Calgary has launched the first and
only television news and traffic helicopter in the city - "Global 1".
    In partnership with Canadian Traffic Network (CTN), the "Global 1" team
will deliver market-leading helicopter content, including live drive-time
traffic coverage on the Morning News and Early News. "Global 1" is also a
state-of-the-art tool for breaking news coverage, adding to Global's
reputation as the city's most comprehensive news broadcast.
    "We are in the business of breaking news and we are always looking to be
the first to provide our viewers with exclusive content," says Dave Budge,
news director of Global News Calgary. "This resource will allow us to get to
the scene of major stories faster than before, further strengthening our
commitment to viewers as the region's most dedicated news team."
    Reporting for "Global 1" are CTN traffic correspondents Gemma Lynne and
Sharney Peters. Gemma has extensive experience as news editor and reporter for
CTV Calgary, Shaw TV, Winnipeg's CKY-TV and A-Channel. Before joining CTN,
Sharney was a reporter for Citytv in Winnipeg, A-Channel in Edmonton, and
Global's "Inside Entertainment".

    About Global Television
    Global Television is owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of CanWest Global Communications Corp, (CanWest) (NYSE:   CWG; TSX:
CGS and CGS.A, CanWest, an international media
company, is Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning the Global
Television network, CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers,
and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional
television, out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, Web sites and
radio networks in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Turkey, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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For further information: Yvonne Chiang, (604) 422-6736,

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